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Off-Peak tickets

Travelling outside rush hour? You can save money and still choose your train with an Off-Peak ticket

Off-Peak - everyday great savings

Great Northern has your travel sorted 

Visit the city or the countryside and save 20%** on Super Off-Peak day return tickets. Entertaining the kids is easy and they can even travel with you for just £2 each! 

If you’re travelling on a weekday but outside peak times, it’s cheaper to get an Off-Peak ticket. You can buy single and return tickets; they’re great value.

The times you can use your Off-Peak ticket depend on the train company you’re travelling with, where you’re going and when you’re travelling.

Use the journey planner to check for Off-Peak services. Off-Peak services will only show up in your search results if they are available for your journey.

Off-peak at a glance

  • Valid all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Use with your Railcard or GroupSave discount to save even more
  • Single, return and open return fares available

Book Off-Peak tickets

London Kings Cross to Cambridge

Off-Peak Day Return

Buy tickets from £26.20

Hitchin to London King’s Cross

Off-Peak Day return

Buy tickets from £20.10

London Kings Cross to Ely

Off-Peak Day return

Buy tickets from £32.10

Kids for £2

Book your Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket online and up to four children can travel with you for just £2 each on most journeys across our network.

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Save on First Class with your Railcard

If you have a Senior, HM Forces or Disabled Persons Railcard, you get 1/3 off all First Class Off-Peak and First Class Super Off-Peak fares.

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Read the general terms and conditions for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Questions about this service? Contact us.

** 20% saving is for an adult Weekend Super Off-Peak day return, compared to a standard Off-Peak day return ticket. Weekend Super Off-Peak adult day return tickets are valid on weekends and Bank Holidays on Great Northern and Thameslink trains.

Super Off-Peak - the weekend option

Super Off-Peak fares are available on weekends and Bank Holidays, and cost even less than Off-Peak